Nathalie Bertrams

Nathalie Bertrams is an award-winning photographer and journalist who routinely publishes in newspapers such as Süddeutsche Zeitung, Al Jazeera, BBC and The Guardian. She is a National Geographic Explorer, and a fellow at both the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Earth Journalism Network. www.crossingborders.info

The story of SA’s biggest power plant, and its little town

Before Big Coal, Lephalale was a small town with little water and few jobs. Two power plants have changed it

Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar’s success

Vanilla is more expensive than silver, which makes it big business for the island’s poor– and the pod mafia

Moz digs garimpeiros out of trouble

Artisanal miners' associations aren't always popular but they do help cut pollution and rehabilitate land.

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The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

Expert grant writer vacancy

The role of the grant writer is to work collaboratively with the HST bid team to conceptualise and write proposals for upcoming grant calls

Investment outlook beyond Covid-19

Opportunities for local business growth needed to be identified and strategically capitalised on, and we have to be really deliberate about that

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